I've never seen a chain of retail stores go under quite so quietly. Here is the lowdown from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
Ohio-based packaging and printing supplies company Xpedx is closing its stores nationwide.And that was it. A Google search did not reveal any other news stories about this chain going under. Near as I could tell from the company's website, they have about 65 or so stores nationwide under both the Xpedx and Arvey brand names. Looks like closing their Canadian operations last year didn't do anything to help their bottom line.
Xpedx has one local store, at 725 South Ave. The stores specialize in providing supplies such as paper to smaller print shops.
The company announced the move earlier this month on its Facebook page. It does not give a time frame for the move. But according to Xpedx, it will replace its stores with a greater focus on its distribution network and with “mini-merchant” locations in some markets.
The move comes atop Xpedx’s closing last year of its Canadian operations as it focused more on the U.S. and Mexican markets.
Xpedx is part of International Paper Co.
Bonus: Xpedx is now a late paper company